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Test your knowledge of devolution

SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

The Scottish Parliament is 10 years old - test your knowledge of the last decade of devolution with this quiz.

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1.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

What was the first government bill ever passed by the Scottish Parliament?

Scottish Parliament chamber
  1. Budget (scotland) Bill
  2. Protection of Wild Mammals (Scotland) Bill
  3. Mental Health (Public Safety and Appeals) Scotland Bill

2.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

Who was the first MSP elected to Holyrood in 1999?

Cathie Cragie, Tom McCabe and Patricia Ferguson
  1. Cathy Craigie
  2. Tom McCabe
  3. Patricia Ferguson

3.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

Who is the oldest MSP?

Ross Finnie, Mary Scanlon and John Farquhar Munro
  1. Ross Finnie
  2. Mary Scanlon
  3. John Farquhar Munro

4.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

Which MSP member's bill was the first to be passed under devolution?

Alex Neil, Tommy Sheridan and Tavish Scott
  1. Alex Neil
  2. Tommy Sheridan
  3. Tavish Scott

5.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

Who is the youngest MSP?

Alisdair Allan, Aileen Campbell and Christina McKelvie
  1. Alasdair Allan
  2. Aileen Campbell
  3. Christina McKelvie

6.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

Who was the first MSP to quit the Scottish Parliament?

Ian Welsh, Keoth Raffan and Duncan Hamilton
  1. Ian Welsh
  2. Keith Raffan
  3. Duncan Hamilton

7.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

What was the final cost of the Holyrood building?

Scottish Parliament building
  1. £400m
  2. £380m
  3. £414m

8.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

How many bills were passed from May '99 - May '09?

Scottish Parliament building (pic by the Scottish Parliament)
  1. 180
  2. 100
  3. 140

9.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

How many petitions have been lodged at Holyrood?

Holyrood committee room (pic by the Scottish Parliament)
  1. 1,200
  2. 998
  3. 1,500

10.) SCOTTISH DEVOLUTION QUIZ

Who ended up being blamed for the soaring costs of the Scottish Parliament building?

Construction site
  1. The civil service
  2. Nobody in particular
  3. The construction company

Answers

  1. The Mental Health Bill closed a legal loophole which allowed the release of killer Noel Ruddle from the state hospital, Carstairs.
  2. Tom McCabe was the first to be returned, as the member for Hamilton South, after the polls closed.
  3. John Farquhar Munro, MSP for Ross Skye and Inverness West, is the oldest MSP, at 74.
  4. Tavish Scott's Sea Fisheries (Shellfish) Amendment (Scotland) Bill tweaked the law to help end conflict between shellfish and lobster creel farmers.
  5. Aileen Campbell, who joined as an MSP for the South of Scotland in the 2007 election, is 28.
  6. Ian Welsh quit as MSP for Ayr in 21 December, 1999. The Tories' John Scott took the seat in the resulting by-election.
  7. The final cost of the parliament building - announced in 2007 - was £414.4m.
  8. 140 pieces of legislation have been passed between 6 May 1999 and 1 May 2009.
  9. More than 1,200 petitions have been sent to Holyrood's public petitions committee on issues ranging from cancer treatment to the colour of the Saltire.
  10. The Fraser Inquiry into the building costs concluded: "There is no single villain of the piece. Rather there has been a series of systemic failures and an unwillingness of those involved in the project to call a halt and demand a re-appraisal."

Your Score

0 - 3 : Read the BBC Scotland news website more regularly!

4 - 6 : Not bad at all!

7 - 10 : Your knowledge is up there with Brian Taylor!

For more in-depth coverage of a decade of devolution in Scotland, click here



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